Another year has come to a close and it’s been a crazy one at OrthoCore. Opening a second location was anything but easy. Luckily for me, I have wonderful patients like Maureen to make it a little more rewarding along the way. This year I’ve decided to start to share that success with others, which has lead to the inaugural Patient of the Year award. The idea behind the award is to thank a patient who has been good to us, but also good to others. In honor of winning the Patient of the Year award the recipient will have $500 donated to a charity of their choice.
Maureen Areglado couldn’t fit the mold more perfectly. She and her husband Ron have been patients of mine on multiple occasions over the past years. She has personally referred at least ten friends and family to OrthoCore over the past year. Having her trust in me to take care of her close friends and family is an honor.
“I had a recurring lower back issue that prevented me from doing many of the daily things that I took for granted. It also stopped me from doing several outdoor recreational activities that I enjoyed with my husband and grandchildren.”
When it comes to recommending the services of OrthoCore, she does so wholeheartedly.
“I frequently tell friends and neighbors to run, not walk, to Orthocore for exceptional physical therapy treatment and care. Having been to several PT groups in the past, the most noticeable differences at Orthocore are the caring and laser-focused attention given to each and every patient by Ian and his exceedingly knowledgeable associates. His office manager is warm and welcoming both in person and on the phone, and sets the tone for the entire experience. Patients receive personal attention and are never assigned to an intern for treatment…something that caused me significant problems in another practice. Not only do patients receive excellent treatment from Ian and his two associates, but they also receive at-home exercises to reinforce and accelerate their rehabilitation and healing process. Previous PT experiences have proven to me that many therapists only rehab patients to a ‘functional’ level (approximately 80%), but Ian is committed to helping his patients regain their maximum potential health (usually 100%).”
Maureen is completely selfless and is helping her daughter, who is currently fighting cancer, and her family.. Between watching the kids, helping around the house, and consistently being available, she gives all her time to make her daughters fight just a little bit easier. We are happy to have been a positive part of her life!
“The culture, climate and personal attention given to every single patient are the hallmarks of OrthoCore’s exceptional practice. This practice is warm, welcoming, and extraordinary! Patients are not ‘just a number’ in a PT ‘factory’ with too many therapists to count. Friends who I have referred to OrthoCore praise their competence and interpersonal skills, and progress much faster than they had experienced with other practices. Ian has given both my husband and me such a better quality of life! And for that, I am forever grateful!”
When I asked Maureen initially if she would accept the Patient of the Year award she said no. She is not one for attention and enjoys doing all of her good work behind the scenes. She only relented when she knew she could help her daughter more and has decided to donate the $500 award to her daughters Pan Mass Challenge ride. The Pan Mass Challenge is an annual bike-a-thon of 180 miles cycled over the course of two days. One hundred percent of the money raised goes directly to life-saving cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA.
2018 has been a amazing, challenging year. I want to personally thank everyone, and especially Maureen, for their help and support. Congratulations to her on being our first Patient of the Year. I hope that our donation helps her daughter achieve her fundraising goals for her 2019 Pan Mass Challenge ride.
Happy Holidays Everyone!